Stereoleto (translated as Stereo Summer) based in St.Petersburg is the oldest independant international annual summer festival of contemporary and alternative music in Russia with unforgettable atmosphere, perfect music content and excellent reputation established over the years of existence of the festival. The festival has been repeatedly awarded to be "The event of the year" and "The Festival of the year" by local mass-media (Billboard, TimeOut Saint-Petersburg, etc.) and has won a lot of professional awards.
Stereoleto is a pioneer among the open-air music festivals in Russia. In the last 6 years Stereoleto is located in historical park area on Elagin Island. In 2018 it was decided to change festival’s venue and move it to the brand new art space called ART PLAY in city centre of St.Petersburg. Stereoleto managed to gain a sensational status of the foremost and the most trendy local summer event and it still remains the only event of it's kind in the second largest city in Russia. Three event stages present a handpicked selection of the most interesting, fresh and forward thinking music.
Since 2002 and during it's 16 years history Stereoleto has played host for many artists. International artists who performed in the past within the framework of the festival are for instance: Sigur Ros, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Massive Attack, La Roux, Regina Spektor, U.N.K.L.E.,Royksopp, Buena Vista Social Club, Jaga Jazzist, Kid Koala Air, Ladytron, Crystal Castles, Gus Gus, General Elektriks, Future Sound Of London, Asian Dub Foundation, David Byrne, Morcheeba, Sparks, Sebastian Tellier, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, ORB, Gotan Project, Midnight Juggernauts, The Irrepressibles and many others. Aside from the world-famous artists Stereoleto also presents the most promising young Russian live acts to a big audience.
There are 3 music stages at the festival area. Stereoleto is designed to be a festival friendly to everyone. There’re lots of entertainments for people of all ages, including children. Areas of the festival are always equipped with the playground zones offering a large variety of activities for children – sports, games and workshops. In addition to music there are many event features as visual arts, design and variable cuisines available for all guests of the festival.